I have always considered law as a potential career since eighth grade. Yes, it was serious. I wasn't one of those kids who couldn't pick an interest, and stuck with law. I interned at a medium-sized law firm in New York City, actively participated in my school's Mock Trial and Moot Court team, among other Mock Trial competitions outside of school. On top of that, I took a law course at the University of Chicago during my junior year in High School, and I won the mock trial there as well.
I am not trying to boast, or show off. I am proving that I truly wish to make something of myself in the field of law. I even considered other fields (business, doctor, psychology, professor, writer, actor, swimmer, etc.) but I ended up back with Law. I loved it too much to let it go. Everything else is placed on the "back-burner." I will dabble in business through the stock market, or through corporate law. I will write as a hobby, and continue to swim throughout college, and recreationally. As for acting... I really enjoy it, but I cannot envision myself making a career out of it. I'm not willing to take that risk.
I am graduating High School this year, and most likely I will end up at the University of Michigan for my freshman year. I have the option to transfer to Georgetown University - with a guaranteed admission, as long as I retain a certain GPA; and, I'm willing to spend $120.00 on application fees, besides Georgetown - Stanford University, and University of Chicago. Who knows, maybe I can make it into a better school?
Or, perhaps, should I attend the United States Military Academy at West Point?
My short-term goal is to get into Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and the like. After that, to get recruited by a big, big law firm. Hopefully, one of the best. Which route is the best for me?
Note: I did apply to West Point, for other reasons than to just furnish my resume. I would be happy going there, OR a great school like Georgetown U, and especially Stanford U.
I need some guidance on setting a path for success in my legal profession.
You're constructive advice is appreciated.